By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jun 18, 2020 at 3:35 PM Photography: Lori Fredrich

After three long months, the sausage slingers are back up and running at The Vanguard, 2659 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. 

While dine-in service is still unavailable, you can get your fix of a wide variety of Vanguard staples, from beefy hot dogs ($5) to vegan chorizo and Italian sausages ($7) and composed sausages like the Giannis with venison bacon and leek sausage topped with zucchini, eggplant briami, manouri cheese and oregano ($13).

Guest will also find favorites like Thee Dirty Burger ($9), Nashville hot chicken ($9) and a slew of delectable sides. There are also butcher boards featuring sausages and accoutrements ($32). And you can wash it all down with a six pack or growler of beer.

Oh, yes. And if you're in the mood for a cook-out, pre-cooked sausages are also available in packs for grilling at home. Check out the full carry-out menu for details.

Orders can be placed online or by phone at (414) 539-3593 for pick-up. The Vanguard is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Want more? 
Read my review of Thee Dirty Burger here.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.